[tpm] I wish I was better at regex's

Uri Guttman uri at StemSystems.com
Wed Mar 9 13:43:16 PST 2011

>>>>> "JBL" == J Bobby Lopez <jbl at jbldata.com> writes:

  JBL> Agreed, but in the event that you don't have a strict format for
  JBL> comments and key/value pairs (quotes/no quotes; comments with
  JBL> special characters/without), then you're still looking for the
  JBL> last instance of ';' outside of last (possible) quote, no?

if you DON'T have a strict format, how can it be parsed and used by any
program? you have to assume or know the rules. this is a config file
that is already being parsed and used by some program. the OP wants to
modify it with perl regexes which is the wrong solution. since it has a
specification of some sort, it can be parsed and left to right parsing
is the way to go.


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